Valdosta is located in the southern part of the state of Georgia and a city and seat of Lowndes County that is in the northeastern part of Tallahassee in Florida. The area where the present-day Valdosta stands were originally called Troupville and were the original town and county seat was moved to the east in 1859, in the present site that is in the right-of-way of the railroad. The current name Valdosta was taken after the Italian region and is a rail and commercial center for the tobacco, timber, cattle, and with its diversified economy. It also plays a huge part in the inland naval market, especially for the production of oil. The city's tourism was based on the numbers of fishing lakes and rivers that are located within the town and on the Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area, and the Moody Air Force Base contributes to the development and growth of the economy.
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